Boulange History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins the old family name Boulange can be found within medieval France. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in France, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Boulange family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Boulange was an occupational name for a baker. Looking back even further, we found the name was originally derived from the Old French word boules, which referred to the balls of dough the baker made and baked into buns and loaves.

Early Origins of the Boulange family

The surname Boulange was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in northern France, where the family has held a family seat since ancient times.

Important Dates for the Boulange family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boulange research. Another 289 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1596, 1700, 1821 and 1889 are included under the topic Early Boulange History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Boulange Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Boulange, Boulangey, Boulangay, Boulangier, Boulanget, de Boulanger, de Boulangey, de Boulangay, de Boulangier, de Boulanget, Boulenger, Boulengey, Boulengay, Boulengier, Boulenget, de Boulenger, de Boulengey, de Boulengay, de Boulengier, de Boulenget, Deboulanger, Le Boulanger, Bulanger, Bulangey, Bulangay, Bulangier and many more.

Early Notables of the Boulange family (pre 1700)

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Boulange migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Boulange Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Nicholas Boulange U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 376 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York [1]

Citations

  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
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